Smoked Trout Dip - Weekend at the Cottage

Smoked Trout Dip

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Peel skin off the back of the smoked trout fillet and discard it. Transfer trout meat and dill into a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse to roughly chop.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well chopped and blended to a dip consistency.
  3. Transfer to an attractive service piece and serve with your favourite crackers, toasted bread, fresh fruit and vegetables. As with all recipes made with mayonnaise, don't leave it out too long, especially in hot weather.
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Perfect with vegetable crudités, crackers or pita crisps, this tasty dip will be a welcome menu addition at your next party.

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    10 MIN
  • 2 SERVINGS
Smoked Trout Dip

Served with crackers, toast or fresh veggies, this SMOKED TROUT DIP is very tasty!

True story: this recipe for SMOKED TROUT DIP happened by accident. Arriving home from a weekend shop at a favourite market, I unpacked my groceries and discovered a piece of smoked trout in and amongst my things – I could have sworn I asked for smoked salmon. Oh well, I figured I could make the best of the mishap and got to work crafting something. I now make it all the time.

With just a few choice ingredients, you too can make this fab SMOKED TROUT DIP:

Ingredients for Smoked Trout Dip

INGREDIENTS

Don’t be surprised how these few ingredients come together to create something so darn delicious. One thing to mention is the horseradish. We used a premium prepared horseradish, you know, the kind that might make your eyes water. Getting the good stuff is important, but remember, a little dollop will do ‘ya.

A fillet of smoked rainbow trout

SMOKED TROUT

It’s easy to work with this soft-textured smoked fish. Just peel and discard the skin, break the flesh up into smaller pieces and you’re good to go.

Smoked trout skinned off the fillet

I often check the flesh for overlooked bones. You probably won’t find many, but best to remove those tiny rascals if you can.

Fresh dill ready to be roughly chopped

FRESH DILL

Lots of fresh dill is a must. This fragrant, flavourful herb works so well with the mayo, sour cream, horseradish and smoked fish. Make sure to hold a tiny bit back to garnish the dip or individual toasts.

Ingredients for the dip ready to be pulsed in the food prosessor

CHOP BLEND

You’ll see my favourite chopper in the Amazon links further down in this post. This essential kitchen tools helps roughly chop the smoked trout and dill and blend them with the creamy ingredients. Don’t over process, this dip works best when left a bit chunky. 

Smoked Trout served in a small glass bowl with crackers and veggies

SERVICE PLEASE!

You can serve this SMOKED TROUT DIP with crackers and assorted vegetables, but I love serving it with seasonal fresh fruit too. It’s especially satisfying with grapes, cherries and even fresh figs. You can also beautify the presentation by creating little bite-size treats on individual mini-toast rounds. They make easy-to-pass party snacks that disappear really fast!

Smoked Trout Dip served as an hors d'oeuvres on small round of toast with lemon and dill garnish

If you’re reading this because a get-together is in the works, here are some other party-friendly recipes you may enjoy. People love making these SPICY CHEESE STICKS, our extra-simple SAVOURY MINI TARTS and these OVEN-BAKED PITA CRISPS for dipping.

You’ll be amazed by the distinctive flavours of this easy-to-prepare SMOKED TROUT DIP.

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Smoked Trout Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 smoked trout fillet
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Peel skin off the back of the smoked trout fillet and discard it. Transfer trout meat and dill into a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Pulse to roughly chop.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well chopped and blended to a dip consistency.
  3. Transfer to an attractive service piece and serve with your favourite crackers, toasted bread, fresh fruit and vegetables. As with all recipes made with mayonnaise, don't leave it out too long, especially in hot weather.

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